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and with the great work of our congressional delegates and speaker pelosi and senator feinstein we would make sure to use it in the right way and creating the jobs and the investment that people wanted to see. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. please share this announcement. >> hello san francisco. i am delighted to be here to celebrate with all of you three very important champions for this project. senator feinstein who doesn't often call me, but when she does i pay attention, and four years ago when i went to see her about a number of issues this project was number one on her list. we need to get it done. we need to get a full funding grant agreement. she has been a champion for this project from the beginning going back -- i am sure she will tell you, i don't know how far. speaker pelosi, a champion for this project. [applause] speaker pelosi doesn't call me very often, but when she does it's always important. four years ago when i took this job i went to see the speaker. this was number one on her list. how do we get this project done? jackie spear a strong advocate for this
unfolding in washington right now. any minute, dianne feinstein set to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. along with the vice president joe biden, who will hold his own fire side chat on google plus this afternoon to talk about the president's sweeping and ambitious gun control plan, then in a matter of hours, the pent gaunt is set to make a ground breaking change. leon panetta will shatter the so-called brass ceiling and lift the ban on women serving on the front lines of combat. >> the most hard-bitten combat veterans knew this was inevitable, but the announcement yesterday sent shock waves through the military and pentagon. >> bottom line, it has to be done. it we want to be there, we should be there. if we choose to serve and have the physical capability to do so, we should be there. >> as we speak, happening right now, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that t
, but no one should mistake our resolve to reduce the nuclear threat. >> in a few moments, dianne feinstein on a bill that will ban certain so-called assault weapons. >> personal-finance has been no start in 1930s with sylvia porter and is a spinoff of the 1930s. the 1930s are not from everything from hard economic times you see everything from alcoholics anonymous in the 1930s to nepal and thinking how they reached a very social activist movement. you know fascism, communism has a huge appeal. sylvia porter develops finance over a period of years and her goal is to educate people so the great depression will never happen again. but it's very much in a buy of its time an idea we can teach people certain skills and if they learn the skills will all be okay. >> california senator dianne feinstein proposed legislation today that would then so-called assault weapons and ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds. she was joined by other members of congress as well as police officers and mayors around the country. this is a little more than an hour. >> i want to thank all of you for coming to
feinstein as she unveils a new bill to ban assault weapons. i'm juliette goodrich in. >> cbs 5 reporter tells us he wants them to do some officiating of their own during the big game. >> the mayor and bartenders know they have a lot of power on game day. oftentimes, they are the first line of defense against mayhem. >> if the niners win the super bowl -- >> are you from back east? >> sorry about that. when the niners win the super bowl, san francisco mayor, ed lee, does not want a repeat of this. what he called knuckle heads after the giants won the world series last year. they set fire. they will have extra cops on parole, but the mayor released this statement saying he expects a peaceful super bowl sunday in san francisco, encouraged bar and restaurant owners to use their best judgment when serving alcohol and not serve visibly intoxicated patrons. >> i think to myself, no duh. >> exactly. that's our point of view. >> at clooney's pub, they'll be keeping a close eye for troublemakers. >> let's have a good time. have some drinks, be safe. don't destroy other people's property,
this morning. >>> today vice president biden takes his gun violence message on the word after senator feinstein works to ban assault weapons and other weapons. but the nra says not so fast. >>> a new stomach bug is called the ferrari of viruses. and u.s. health officials say it's taking over the country. >>> all that and manti te'o's bizarre explanation. destruction for safety's sake. and we'll take you to a place where the sun is warm and life is good. good morning. i'm meraryo mara schiavocampo. rivers are freezing in the boston area and in massachusetts, amazing pictures show river falls frozen solid. and here in new york, you can see the famous fountain in bryant park is covered in ice. we'll have much more on the deep freeze coming up in just a few minutes. >>> in after math of thiing shootings in newtown, a new bill has been proposed this washington. dianne feinstein and other democrats talked about the bill that names more than 150 firearms including semiautomatic rifles and pistols and would ban ammunition clips holding more than ten rounds. but feinstein says the bill would exempt more
. >> that sentiment pushing the power of the people was echoed by dianne feinstein. >> there is one great hope out there and that is you. >> feinstein is introducing her bill to been high capacity magazine clips and certain assault weapons like the one she displayed but it would allow more than 2,200 types of hunting rifles and shotguns. it won't be an easy sell. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi automatautom firearms technology. >> there is opposition to measures and the n.r.a. said the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. the lobby may be too much for feinstein's legislation, something she openly acknowledged. >> if anyone asked today can you win this, the answer is we don't know. it is so uphill. >> even if the assault weapons ban goes nowhere in congress some groups hope members will pass universal brown checks. a move that may be no are politically pal -- palatable. >> as the vice president heads outs of capitol demonstrators are descending on washington. the march
is really now about to begin. senator dianne feinstein is making good on her vow to take action. she's about to unveil her tough new bill. the provisions include bans on military-styled assault weapons to be defined in this bill as well. bans on semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns, a strengthening of the 1994 ban which, by the way, if you didn't know, senator feinstein authored the 1994 bill that expired in 2004. also, bans on magazines that hold more than ten rounds. again, those are just the highlights. there's plenty more, though. the senator's move follows president obama's push for much stronger gun control measures and, of course, new york state's new gun control law which is now the toughest in the nation and signed into law by andrew cuomo last month. we're covering all aspects of senator feinstein's new bill. dana bash has been following this. she's going to join our crime and justice correspondent. first to you, dana, on capitol hill, theatrics are often times discussed as part of the problem when discussing the military-style assault weapons in the first place and there w
gun victims and law enforcement officers joined a group of democratic lawmakers as dianne feinstein announced her own bill which would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose, and in my view that's a military purpose. >> reporter: the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school shows that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me, we could not have stopped that shooter even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> reporter: but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban thursday. he says those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned quite frankly about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> reporter: and even sponsors of the bill acknowledge an assault weapons ban is a tough sell on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and o
and is part of our still bullish theme here. there was drama in washington, d.c. also, senator diane feinstein declares a goal to dry up the supply of weapons over time. she wants to immediately ban 150 types. she may as well ban the second amendment while she's at it because this is an outrageous over the top stuff. i don't believe it. i'm kudlow. this is the kudlow report and we begin right now. >> first up, old time market highs in sight. the dow iing closer to the 14,000 market. s&p 500 also closing ever so slightly in the green to secure its first seven day winning streak since october 2006. apple took a major bite out of today's market rally. it drops 63 bucks or roughly 12% but it didn't derail the whole market or that unappreciated bull trend that want continues to get no respect. we have rebecca patterson, barry knapp and brian kelly, the co-founder of sell terrify harbor capital. brian kelly, let me begin with you. why doesn't apple bring down the entire market? what's your quick take on this? >> apple is down 25% or 20% before today. so a lot of what happened today was probably pric
is enough, senator dianne feinstein introduced a tough new bill to ban 150 firearms including assault weapons and semiautomatic weapons, and also magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. >> columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> the nra is of course fighting back, saying in a statement senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law abiding citizens for decades. they know gun bans don't work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. >> joining me, carolyn, who is pushing a similar bill in the house, and also philadelphia mayor michael nutter. welcome to you both. when i heard dianne feinstein today, very personal,vy emotional, reliving one of the horrific things she went through, as indeed you did. here's what i don't get. i don't get why within minutes, really, of this assault weapons ban being proposed, already we start to hear, it may be impossible to get it through the senat
ago, california democrat dianne feinstein pushed an vault weapons ban through congress. can she do it again, and is it the answer? she's with us this morning along with new york city's top cop ray kelly. as president begins his second term, republicans are rethinking who they are and where they go here. >> we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay united. >> schieffer: we'll hear more on that from newt gingrich. tennessee republican representative, marsha blackburn. for analysis, being bring there david ignatius of the "washington post." david sanger of the "new york times," and from campaign 2012, obama adviser stephanie cutter, and romney adviser kevin madden. back to face off one more time because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again. california's democratic senator dianne feinstein is joining us in the studio this morning. senator, you introduced this legislation friday to ban assault weapons, reinstate the ban.
very much. democratic senator dianne feinstein of california introduced legislation today to reinstate the federal ban on assault weapons, but she acknowledged that supporters face an uphill battle. nancy cordes is at the top of that hill tonight in washington. nancy. >> reporter: scott, the bill that she and other democrats introduced today is even tougher than the assault weapons ban that congress let lapse back in 2004. this bill would ban the sale of 157 different military-style firearms. flanked by police officers doctors, and mayors, senator dianne feinstein of california made her case today for banning the types of weapons used to carry out mass shootings. >> they fall into the hands, one way or another, of grievance killers, of gangs, of those who are mentally unstable or ill. >> reporter: the bill would stop the sale and manufacturing of semiautomatic weapons with military features such as detachable stocks, which make the guns easier to conceal. magazines and drums that hold more than ten rounds would also be outlawed. feinstein also asked half a dozen gun victims to share th
, again. california's democratic senator dianne feinstein is joining us in the studio this morning. senator, you introduced this legislation friday to ban assault weapons reinstate the ban. you got this passed once before. it was uphill all the way. you can see this time it's going to be uphill, but why do you think you can get it passed? >> well, i think i can get it passed because the american people are very much for it. there's a new poll out 50,000 people in the field 68% supportive of a ban on assault weapons. i think what happens is you have one group-- namely, the national rifle association-- that has such a pronounced view that dominates the arena but we have the united states conference of mayors we have the major city chiefs, we have the largest police organization in the world supporting us, we have individual chiefs and sheriffs. we have pediatricians trauma room surgeons, teachers-- you name it, all the way down-- we have the clergy. we have the dean of the nationalica needald launch this and talk about effort he's going to put together among clergy of all types and s
-being of the society. today i am introducing two resolutions, supporting senator dianne feinstein's assault weapon legislation; and a resolution supporting the sandy hook promise, born out of the event that killed those 20 children, four teachers and two other distribution. assault weapons have been used in at least 459 incidents across the country. this resolution simply states adamant support for senator and feinstein's assault weapon regulatory act; affirms our support for gun-control and affirms protection for gun owners grandfathering the legal protections they had before. one month after the tragic shooting in sandy hook elementary -- we are committed to preventing tragedies from happening again the prophet .we want to make our country and our community safer for max of violence. my resolution declares our support for the sandy hook promise on behalf of the families and children of san francisco. we went to an event with former congresswoman kathy gifford, and her husband, -- and now retired judge feinstein read sandy hook promise i want to read this and to record. =-this is a promise to
continues with >> diane feinsteincalifornia u.s. senator, dianne feinstein, introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired. assault weapons ban. feinstein said, the bill will ban the sale of 157- military style assault weapons. as well as ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says, the 20 children killed in the new town, connecticut massacre. are a wakeup call for the nation. and now it's time for congress to act. senator feinstein emphasized. the bill does protect the right of *law abiding citizens* who use guns for home security, hunting and other recreational purposes. florida a-and-m university announced major reforms to address hazing on and off campus. champion, died in 2011 after a pennsylvania man recives a jail sentence of almost a thousand years for sexual crimes against children. >> antioch school officials are warning parents after a strange man tried to lure a boy into his car this afternoon. a fifth grade boy from sutter elementary school was walking home when he was approached by a man who said he was sent by the boys parents to pick him up. the boy told the man
extension opens as senator feinstein pointed out there will be 44,000 people using this light rail line. what she didn't point out that will make it the second or third busiest light rail in the united states. this is an environment that needs to be made and once it's built are gone the days when we have senior citizens watching the drive by and waiting for a bus that won't stop and then they have to stand on the bus and that bus has to crawl through the same traffic as the cars and get there in way too long period of time. means we will get into a elevator and on the rail and get to your destination in as little as eight minutes. for transit to succeed in the country it needs to be reliable and viable and we need it in the bay area reliable. muni has its challenges and bart is running the oldest rail cars in the united states right now. >> is it over? >> it's over. [applause] >> congratulations san francisco. i thought she was cheering for old rail cars on bart. [laughter] but let me just point out there is something that we at dot have been focusing on a lot these days and that i
this from senator feinstein. >> i was the one to put a finger in a bullet hole, trying to get a pulse. >> coming up, a personal story about a day she rarely talks about. >>> i was just like a jack ass in a jumpsuit. i was a damn fool. >> he's back on stage. hear what it took for this 70's singing sensation to stay alive behind bars. >>> find out which bay area city saw more rainfall today than the previous 23 days combined. that and a beautiful shot of the bay bridge. those bay lights are practicing tonight. your forecast, right on through the weekend, coming up. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. the
sports team mike sugerman is driving out that way too. >>> barbara boxer and dianne feinstein have made a friendly wager with their cohorts in congress in maryland. if the 9ers win, maryland senators mikulski and carden will serve up crab cakes, cookies and beer from baltimore. if the ravens win, boxer and feinstein will send crab, wine, cheese and sourdough bread across the country. boxer and feinstein said they are confident the 9ers will, quote, strike gold and the ravens will flutter away there defeat. >>> even animals are weighing in about super bowl predictions. say hi to sibu here, a mom at a zoo. over the weekend zookeepers gave her a box with blankets representing the 9ers and ravens. it chose the 49ers. there is a cavea, right only 50% of the time with previous predictions. >> that's kind of like the weather. >> kind of hit or miss. >> i would like to think i have a better percentage. >> you have been doing well this last weekend. it was amazing. >> i think we're doing okay. the next couple of days we have a lot of sunshine coming o
. then there was a good senator from california, dianne feinstein. listen to her. >> the weak gun laws allow the mass killings to be carried out again and again and again. in our country. >> eric: senator wasn't always so antigun. listen. >> i know the urge to arm yourself. because that is what i did. i was trained in firearms. i walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. i carried a concealed weapon. i made this termination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, i was going to take them with me. >> eric: a perfect example of political hypocrisy. this is why you can't trust politicians. they make decisions based on political expediency, not principle and apparently not even what they practice. so, bob, dianne feinstein wants her gun to protect her, but what about us little people? >> bob: i'm not worried about you. you will be fine. i would like to know the context of what that is in, when she said that. leaving that aside, since the end of the weapons ban, the gun control bill that was in effect from 19942004, since then there were 350 killings with these weapons in america. most of
"." >>> americans want assault weapons gone. senator dianne feinstein said she's going to get rid of them. and plus they're called zombie mortgages. but it's way too cute of a name when you lose everything and then find out they still want more. then later victims victim, survivor, advocate. debra parker will tell you her story and after hearing it someone will have some explain explaining to do. why the congress has not renewed the violence against women act is beyond me.: >> jennifer: we're back inside "the war room." i'm jennifer granholm. we have two big stories coming from our nation's capital. first california senators dianne feinstein. she reintroduced a bill that would ban assault weapons. they authored the original ban which expired in 2004. are a new gallup poll found 06% would vote to strength bans on assault weapons. >> to legally possess a weapon, no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> jennifer: so her new legislation also includes a ban on magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition. then in other news from washington t
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comes from a very public tragedy four decades ago. for diane feinstein, it is personal. >> well, i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor masconey and supervisor have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official was so traumatic she rarely discussed it. >> we're somebody that was very close to a tragic shooting. >> reporter: but here, in the launch to push the assault weapons ban, she talked about it in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body, and i was the one trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like it is not like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> reporter: she put on an elaborate event, even getting special permission from d.c. and capitol police to display ten different types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter used to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on our battlefields. not on our stree
's office and senator feinstein's office and they are extremely enthusiastic about holding this summit, and trying to figure out some way to fill in those gaps. especially senator feinstein is very, very much interested in working at the federal level on this. so i'm really happy to see that we'll have more information when that comes about. we're just starting to figure out a time for that and i'm sure we will be participating in that session. and i think it's something that we all really will be excited to see if we can get something going within that. that is it for me. >> any other commissioner comments? >> next item. >> commissioners, item 16, public comment. >> do we have any members of the public who wish to make a comment? welcome:members of the public will have three minutes to speak. if you could please state your name and we ask that you state your name prior to speaking. [ inaudible ] >> i am the owner of a small business, a taste of new orleans cajun. i received a certificate of completion from the mobile foods track and received a loan for $5,000 which i bought some
sponsor says it will take years. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were very close to that tragic shooting. but here at the launch, she announced it great detail. >> i was the one who found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, one you see what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> she put on an elaborate event. even getting permission from d.c. to display ten types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter uses to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on battlefields, not on the streets. >> reporter: this would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of assault-style weapons and ban large-capacity magazines of more than ten rounds of ammunition. it keeps legal most handguns
, california senator feinstein leads a new charge on capitol hill to ban assault weapons. a police chief responds to opposition by the nra. >> a 7 on your side investigation proms regulators to look into a company accused of misrepresenting work as part of a government rebate program. i'm michael finney. the story is straight ahead. >> also tonight a san francisco water front property about to get an extreme makeover. moving forward without forgetting its past. >> and. >> i company whose >>> california senator feinstein is trying again to get assault weapons banned. on capitol hill today, she introduces a bill to outlaw 158 military style assault weapons and claims to have a lot of backing. this is a photo sent to abc 7 news by a local contingent in washington today in support of the bill. mark? >> we wanted to come to oakland because oakland has suffered from gun violence and will be hearing from residents. this morning's press conference, senator feinstein walked in with lawmakers, clergy and victims of gun violence. all supporting her call for a ban. >> we prohibit 158 military style
the qualifications to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to the chance. u.s. senator dianne feinstein has introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired assault weapons ban surrounded by members of congress, law enforcement and the clergy, feinstein said the bill will ban the sale of 157 military style assault weapons and ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says the 20 dead children in the newtown connecticut massacre is a wakeup call and now it's time for congress to act feinstein emphasized the bill protect the right of law abiding citizens who use guns for home security, hunting and other recreational purposes. next at 8-30. an inside look at house police in the east bay are using technology to seek out the sounds of gun fire. >> hockey is back in the south bay. the first home game it was delayed because of a and h l lockout. scott rates is live outside the hrt pavilion in. the fans are ready for some hockey. >> reporter: absalom, outside of the h-p pavilion. absolutely. the fans are excited! >> i am so happy! >> it is about time we. it has been so great to be here back
of hunting and sporting weapons. for senator dianne feinstein, this is a retooled version of her 1994 assault weapons ban that expired. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> reporter: gun violence is personal for feinstein. back in 1978, as a san francisco supervisor, she was first to discover harvey milk shot dead when he and the mayor were assassinated. the national rifle association responded to feinstein's proposal, saying in part: the american people know gun bans do not work, and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. today, in an online chat about guns, vice president biden was asked, if in a crisis like a natural disaster, citizens should be able to have assault weapons for their self defense. >> it's harder to use an assault weapon and hit something than it is a shotgun, okay? you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells. >> reporter: as the gun debate rages, "slate" magazine reports 1,200 americans have died in gun violence since newtown. and in pennsyl
to have more on the new push by california senator dianne feinstein and the plans by vice president biden as he takes the issue on the road. >>> plus some people who work in san francisco will get an extra payday. the new program san francisco city attorney plans to announce today and how it could impact you. it's all ahead. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us it's friday, january 25th i'm pam cook. and steve paulson is here. we've been talking about possibility of rain this weekend. what do you think? >> i don't think so, pam. >> okay good. >> a lot of cloud cover. patchy fog. it's very mild. the less you hear and see me, the better. we have mostly cloudy skies. we'll have partly sunny later on. mild, 60s for everybody. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. right now traffic is moving along very well. some of the road work we've had has been picked up. let's go to interstate 880. the traffic here looks very nice as we drive past the coliseum. also the morning commute is looking good in san francisco along northbound 101 although i do see a little bit of road work on one of the ram
is telling us tonight about this wild ride. >>> plus the admission senator dianne feinstein made about her latest bill to ban assault weapons and why she's still hopeful it will pass. >>> chaos and tragedy at a club in brazil. what they did not do that could have prevented a fire that left 200 people left. >>> new video has surfaced showing daring drivers taking their side show stunts to a dangerous levels without fear of who's watching. jade hernandez is live now along interstate 880 to tell us what the highway patrol is saying about this latest stunt. >> reporter: this is as close to the freeway as we can get without getting into traffic. but it shows you where our video began tonight. what you will see is what some drivers witnessed firsthand. several cars spun around doing donuts with little regard for others. oakland traffic stopped near the coliseum many drivers not knowing what to do. we showed lifelong oaklander hall pictures of what drivers saw on the freeway yesterday. >> i think that was awful for them to just hold everyone at bay on the freeway as they did. >> reporter: the fre
feinstein favors strict gun control measures because she's a california democrat representing a fairly liberal constituency. but she introduced legislation banning 150 assault weapons is the former mayor of san francisco. she came to office as the direct result of a notorious shooting, an assassination. the story from chief congressional correspondent, dana bash. >> reporter: for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor mosconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america, was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were someone who was very close to a tragic shooting. but here at the launch of her push to renew the assault weapons ban, she answered in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one to put a finger in a bullet hole, trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it
new legislation this morning to ban assault weapons. senator dianne feinstein who wrote the original law that was passed in '94 and expired in 2004, is leading today's charge. she, along with other senators, even displaying an array of assault weapons that would be banned and they brought props. senator feinstein arguing why is she believes there's a need for this ban. >> since the last assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and incidentally, in the ten years it was in place, no one took it to court. more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons. >> megyn: no one took it to court because the nra at the time felt the supreme court was not leaning their way on these types of issues. the looks different it the court back then and the court today, there's question, if the bill would pass, there's question whether it would pass in the democratically controlled senate and whether the nra would feel the same. and on far-reaching rules of this legislation and the hurdles that have be to be cleared before this thing can pass. we're also hearing new questions today about secretary o
national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> next, senator dianne feinstein and others talk about the new proposed assault weapons ban. the bill would ban as a thick -- ban 150 specific types. this is one hour, 15 minutes. for coming today and i want to welcome you. this is a tough battle, so welcome. i'm pleased to be joined this morning by a cross section of americans who have been affected by gun violence. we have with us today, police chiefs, mayors, teachers, doctors, members of the clergy, mothers, gun safety groups, victims of gun violence and many others who care deeply about this issue. i would really like to thank my colleagues in the senate and the house who have chosen to stand together on this important issue. some of us have been working to prevent gun violence for decades. together we're introducing legislation to help in the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. you will hear from my colleagues in the senate. senator durbin, part of the leadership in the democratic side. senator schumer from new york who helped me in 1993 by hea
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